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Curtis Hanson


After small films like The Bedroom Window (1987) and Sweet Kill (1972), Curtis Hanson went on to direct major features including The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), The River Wild (1994) and the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential (1997). Setting his sights on another city, Hanson was critically acclaimed for directing Eminem in Universal ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 48 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

L.A. Confidential
(1997)
8 Mile
8 Mile Director
(2002)
Wonder Boys
Wonder Boys Director
(2000)
In Her Shoes
In Her Shoes Director
(2005)

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 2007 Lucky You
 2005 In Her Shoes
 2002 8 Mile
 2000 Wonder Boys
 1990 Bad Influence
 1983 Losin' It
 1977 Evil Town (as Edward Collins)
 1972 Sweet Kill
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Other Works:

Directed music video for Bob Dylan: "Things Have Changed" (2000)

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward Collins | Curtis Lee Hanson

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

"For me, all good stories are about awareness. Self-awareness and lack of it, of how you get there and how you might fail to get there. Even Don Siegel's Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) is about that to a degree. People discover who they are and what they're all about by meeting their doppelgängers. I have deliberately tried to mix it up in my movies, because I enjoy visiting different ... See more »

Trivia:

His father was a Los Angeles public school teacher. Hanson said he is approached all the time by former students of his father, Mr. Hanson. They always have kind things to say about his dad. See more »

Trademark:

Characters in his films often reference or are seen watching movies from the Golden Age of cinema.

Nickname:

Curtisamma

Star Sign:

Aries

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